Over the summer, I will be slowing down on posting bear stories, but still collecting them.
Do you have a bear story? Please get in touch. I’m interested in photos, written stories, iPhone videos or I can film you, if nearby.
I am collecting bear stories because I wrote one, a novel called The Bear.
It will be simultaneously published in Canada, US, UK & the Commonwealth in February 2014. You can pre-order now.
I am interested in why we tell bear stories, what we get from them, how they help us and how they don’t.
I won’t be posting much this summer, but you will enjoy the bear stories that this great cast of characters have told:
- Bear stories that take place in the head and the heart – Taking on the Bear by Matt Beam and Grizzly bear double dare by Bay Ryley and Suzanne Leigh in Yosemite
- Kids with bear stories – Asha on a canoe trip and Quinn, who woke up to a bear in his window and Jason Logan’s sends in one about a boy who fights back
- Bear crime stories – Molly Browne in Boulder and a first-hand look at how a bear opens a truck door, Ryan McIntosh had his honey stolen and Denise Bukowski fends off a car jacker
- Treeplanters in bear country – Leigh-Anne Graham hears someone eating apples and Trish Magwood is offered a gun
- Encountering a mother and cubs – Christine Fischer Guy goes for a quiet bike ride
- Scientists and bears – Ray Jahncke’s Kinder Surprise Eggs
- Competing for meat – Timothy Hume finds something else is after his moose carcass
- Bears at camp – Jamie Coulter, a long night and baby blue track pants and when Andrea Dorfman lost her toothpaste
- Celebrity bear stories – Justin Bieber ate a bear and David Letterman spins a yarn